ANTHOZOA

ANTHOZOA a series of sculptures depicting the beauty in survival of a dying underwater species.  

Temperatures above and below sea level are rising rapidly due to global warming, affecting amongst others structures such as the anthozoa. In an attempt to save themselves, the anthozoa poison their own ecosystem by releasing a protein that acts as a chemical sunscreen, 
turning them into fluorescent colors.
After seeing the documentary Chasing Coral (The Ocean Agency, 2017), where the causes and effects of this phenomenon is presented, De La Cruz became intrigued by these changes and decided to encapsulate this reality and bring awareness to this occurrence through her art, bringing about ANTHOZOA.